1st International Summer School on Security & Privacy for Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies

The 1st International Summer School on Security & Privacy for Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies was jointly organized by members of TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), Princeton University, and SBA Research. In its first edition, it was hosted by TU Wien in Vienna, Austria from September 2, 2019 to September 5, 2019.

The summer school was organized in lectures and hackathons, providing a mix of in-depth research presentations and hands-on experience, and it was focused on published and current high-impact research projects. The school covered cutting-edge topics on blockchains and other distributed ledger technologies to foster understanding of their respective security and privacy specific requirements and guarantees by bringing together academic researchers and experts from industry. Example topics included: novel attacks on distributed systems; consensus protocols and fault tolerance; incentive structures, such as proof-of-work and proof-of-stake; recent results on blockchain scalability, payment channels and state channels; advancements on smart contracts; or, realistic adversarial capabilities.

Students had networking opportunities with experts from academia and industry, sponsors, and among each other. They also had the opportunity to present their own results in front of experts from academia and industry in the form of lightning talks and poster presentations.

COINS supported Shuang Wu to attend the 1st International Summer School on Security & Privacy for Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies in Vienna, Austria.

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